Invest in yourself with this half-day program that has been called “motivating” and “valuable” by past participants. The Women CONNECT Leadership Summit is geared to help you level up your career journey at every stage. With hands-on work with insightful industry leaders, this year’s program focus is building your professional brand. Expand your network, get inspired, and take your career where you want it to go in media and entertainment.

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8:30-9:30am Networking Coffee|Connect and Opening Keynote: A Conversation with Samira Bakhtiar, General Manager, Media Entertainment & Sports, AWS
Grab coffee, meet other #GALSNGEAR participants across different industry sectors and get ready to power up your leadership journey. Hear from a woman who has broken barriers not only for herself, but for other women in this still male-dominated industry.

9:30-10:15am Workshop: Strategies for Building Your Professional Brand

Learn proven strategies to amplify your professional brand, build your thought leadership, and elevate your career to the next level. This is a hands-on experience that will give you tips you can implement right now at the rest of NAB Show and beyond.

10:15-10:30am Coffee/Connect Break

10:30-11:15am Panel: Power Up Your Career Brand in Media|Tech

  • Kylee Peña, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Professional Editorial, Adobe
  • Danielle Stocki, Manager, Graphics Production, Fox Sports
  • Shannon DeVido, Actor, Writer, Filmmaker
  • Moderated by Nikki Bethel, President & CEO, Emma Bowen Foundation

Explore how these top leaders in media and entertainment managed their professional brands as they developed their careers. Learn how you can build your own authentic voice while working within larger brands, and how to launch into new career areas.

11:15-Noon Professional Headshots with Ervinas Media

Who doesn’t need to upgrade their professional headshot? This popular feature of our CONNECT Summit is back by popular demand. Get yours today!

Noon-1pm Joint SVGW-#GALSNGEAR Lunch Panel: The Future of Story: Tech Trends & Audience Engagement

  • Michelle Munson, CEO, Eluvio
  • Barbara Lange, Principal & CEO, Kibo121
  • Patti Fallick, Managing Director, Broadcast, USTA

Delve into new technologies that are changing storytelling in sports and beyond. Find out the latest tools and strategies for audience engagement. Learn what these innovators are doing to stay on the leading edge. #GALSNGEAR Summit paid attendees are welcomed to stay for this event for free, joined by SVG members.